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The constitution provides for concurrent 4-year terms of office for the president, vice president, and members of congress. Presidents may be re-elected after an intervening term, while legislators may be re-elected immediately.

The executive branch includes 17 ministries and several cabinet-level secretariats headed by presidential appointees. The president also appoints Ecuador's provincial governors, who represent the central government at the local level. Provincial prefects and councilors, like municipal mayors and aldermen, are directly elected.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Gutierrez Borbua, Lucio
Vice Pres. Palacio, Alfredo
Min. of Agriculture Macas, Luis
Min. of Economy & Finance Pozo, Mauricio
Min. of Education Torres, Rosa Maria
Min. of Energy & Mines Arboleda, Carlos
Min. of Environment Isch, Edgar
Min. of Foreign Relations Pacari, Nina
Min. of Foreign Trade A-Baki, Ivonne
Min. of Government Canessa, Mario
Min. of Health Andino, Francisco
Min. of Labor Mantilla, Felipe
Min. of National Defense Herrera, Nelson
Min. of Public Works Penaherrera, Estuardo
Min. of Social Welfare Ortiz, Patricio
Min. of Tourism Solis, Doris
Min. of Urban Development & Housing Alvarez, Nelson
Sec. Gen. of Communications Tramontana, Antonio
Sec. Gen. of Public Administration Acosta, Patricio
Sec. of National Sports Tapia, Luis
Sec. of Planning & Social Dialogue Barrera, Augusto
Pres., Central Bank Yepez, Mauricio
Ambassador to the US Gangotena, Raul
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Gallegos, Luis